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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 775796

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


NJ70NE 12.00 78219 05492

NJ70NE 12.01 78224 05493 Turbine and Beam Engine House

NJ70NE 12.02 7838 0694 to 7829 0661 to 7836 0609 Garlogie Dam ('Garlogie hydroscheme')

NJ70NE 12.03 78210 05452 Mill Cottages (Counting House)

Garlogie Mills were demolished in 1934, but the beam engine house still survives.

J R Hume 1977.

Garlogie. Dundee-scale woollen factory, began with water-power, then, from c. 1830, it was driven by a gigantic beam-engine with elegant Doric column at centre and 16ft (4.88m) flywheel. This is still in situ, in brick-built engine-house to rear of rubble-built factory (of which 16 bays have been demolished) for Haddens of Aberdeen. It ceased operations in 1904 and became site for water turbine, 1923, Escher Wyss, which provided electricity to estate and grid until 1960's. It was served by lade from Loch of Skene (NJ 78 07); surge-tank and out-take works still extant.

Surviving S wing converted to village hall 1931, David Morris, extended 1989. Museum of Power conversion of engine-house and turbine-hall, 1994-5, Douglas T Forrest, Architects for Gordon District Council and North-East Scotland Museums Service.

Full-scale, early 19th century rural industrial settlement around.

I A G Shepherd 1994.

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